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  1. Rescued Betta...Need Advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This evening I went to a Petsmart to get a Betta fish. The one I had for about 2.5 years recently passed away, and I was ready to get a new one. I found a beautiful Twin Tail Halfmoon betta. But while I was looking at all the fish in the cups, my sister saw one that honestly I thought was dead...
  2. Wal-Mart Rescue. What Can I Do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm somewhat of a new Betta owner. I owned one when I was younger, but I don't know anything more than the basics. I got some aquarium accessories at a yard sale the other day, which inspired me to try getting a fish again. Yesterday I was at Wal-mart and checked out their betta section, and...
  3. After 3 months- he's finally home.

    Betta Pictures
    After THREE long, long months I finally got the betta whose been sitting in his small cup for waaay too long. I saw him for the first time at oct.25, today he finally came home. The Petsmart he was at was always always pristine and many times i saw the lady working the fish section carefully...
  4. New Betta: How to make him feel at home?

    Betta Fish Care
    What's up fishtank people, I bought/rescued a new betta yesterday. We named him Lucky Kamikaze because we found him sitting in the betta tank system's large filtration system at the LFS. We thought he was dead, his poor little body was stuck in the cotton wad-like stuff, but when I poked the...
  5. Rescue betta needs a home. Tampa Bay Area, FL

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    I have a rescue betta that I am rehabilitating, and when he is healthy, he will need a new home. He will be ready to go within a month depending on how quickly he heals. He was close to death when I got him a few days ago, but has gotten much better in a short time. I only got him because I felt...
  6. EXTREMELY sick rescue betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just rescued a very sick betta from the pet store. I was just there to get some water conditioner, but I saw him and felt bad. I don't know what kind of betta he is because his fins are in such bad shape and his cup was not labeled. He is very weak, but can still swim. He's very thin and not...
  7. Rescued Betta Emergency!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! I'll start with the story of how I got this guy today. I stopped by the pet store after work today, and this man was trying to return this betta. He was screaming at the store manager about how he got this fish for his son a few months ago, and it was never healthy, they thought it...
  8. Working at the LFS- collecting all the fishes~

    Journals
    I'm Tori, I work am head of the pet care department at a LPS. Rest assured that the bettas at my store get 100% daily water changes and we use SeaChem Prime with every change. The only things outside of my control are: 1. I cannot choose our supplier. Sometimes it changes unexpectedly. If the...
  9. "Thank You Everyone" My betta rescues

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Recently, a few weeks ago I posted a post in "Betta Marketplace" asking to rehome a betta fish, and I got private messages from several of you recommending I started my own little betta rescue! So I decided to do so! I have spent several hundreds of dollars on supplies for Bettas such as tanks...
  10. Should I rescue a lone cory catfish?

    Other Fish
    So... I will start that I am a complete newbie at keeping fish. I plan to get a betta for my 10gal planted tank I set up several weeks ago, but I'm holding off until after the holidays to get one. Then I was at the store today and saw a lone cory catfish in a tank. And he was adorable. From the...
  11. First "King" betta. Poor guy... what a survivor!

    Betta Pictures
    Yesterday, I lost my newest EE betta Legolas due to a faulty decoration leeching into the water. Well, out of death comes life. I have been watching this guy for the past three months (that's right, months) and he has amazingly survived despite being in the cup and being a King. He was extremely...
  12. Betta Rescue Stories!

    Betta Chat
    Not sure if this is already a thread or not. I couldn't find one like this so... Here it is! This is just a thread to share your Betta rescue stories! Feel Free to share pictures of your rescued Betta as well :-)
  13. What kind/color betta is my rescued boy?

    Betta Pictures
    Hi all! About three weeks ago- I rescued a beautiful but very, very sick betta from the relative of a friend. The betta had such severe finrot and ammonia poisoning I did not expect him to live, but with lots of care and medication he has improved and seems to be thriving! I am thrilled! His...
  14. Is my rescued boy stunted?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. About three weeks ago I rescued a severely neglected and very sick betta- who I thought was terminally ill. To my delight- I was wrong and my little guy seems to be getting better every day in a 2.5 gallon, heated, filtered tank- with frequent water changes and daily methylene blue...
  15. How do I treat my fish using methylene blue?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I have a very sick rescue betta that I got from a friend- was severely neglected, lived in an 1/2 gallon container that was never cleaned. He has severe fin rot and ammonia poisoning too- many betta owners have recommended methylene blue as a treatment option- but I didn't want to...
  16. Please help- worse case of neglect I have ever seen

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all. I have not kept betta fish for the past year due to an increasingly demanding schedule- but after seeing the conditions this fish was kept in- I had to take it home. The fish belonged to a friends brother- and even though she knew she could get in trouble with her parents for taking...
  17. Betta "Rescues"

    Betta Chat
    I could write pages and pages of text, beating around the bush to avoid offending anyone. But experience tells me it's not going to work, so I am going to cut to the chase. I want to address two issues here on this thread: 1.) Betta "rescues" and why I see it as counterintuitive. 2.) The lack...
  18. Help me help them!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, this is my first ever post on this forum, so I'm not quite sure what I'm doing, but I really need some help and you guys are fish people. I work at a pet supply store, which also sells a few types of small animals in-store. We, of course, sell bettas. I had refused to take one home, because...
  19. I Saved The Life Of An Oscar!

    Other Fish
    Recently, a friend bought a tank online. It was a 38 gallon, and came with an Oscar. He only wanted the tank, and planned to kill the fish. He showed up at out house with the poor guy in a bucket. Now, as a betta keeper, I don't have tanks that are big enough for these kind of fish. But I did...
  20. Old age?

    Betta Fish Care
    I think my beloved rescue Ronny is starting to slow down. About 11 months ago I rescued him from an art installation at my school. He was kept in a 5 gallon unheated, unfiltered tank without any water changes for the entire 3 months he was in the installation. His tank was only "topped off" as...
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